I have been wondering about the iPad mini ever since it first came out. Makes sense that they would market it as a competitor to other similarly sized tablets. If I had known that it had eBook/eReading capabilities similar to the Kindle, I probably would have bought the mini instead.
Oct iPad Mini Event Rumored to Focus on iBook’s
The Next Web is reporting that the rumored iPad Mini event scheduled for October 23rd will have a heavy focus on iBooks. The iPad Mini will be aimed at smaller tablets like the Kindle Fire, that are generally used to consume content including books and movies.
In what will likely be completely unsurprising news to many, we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Apple’s as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks. Since an iPad mini would likely be squarely aimed at those who wish to partake of media on their tablets, that would make a lot of sense.
Apple executive Eddy Cue said in an email released during the Apple v. Samsung trial that he “found email, books, Facebook and video very compelling” on a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet. It seems likely that Apple will focus on similar uses for the iPad Mini.